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Qatar Adopts Airbus Border Security System to Counter Trafficking, Terrorism

ArmyChopperAirbus’ defense and space segment has delivered a security system for monitoring water and land borders to the Qatar’s ministry of the interior and armed forces.

The National Security Shield technology consists of radars, cameras and direction finders deployed across Qatar’s 372.8 miles of border including land, coastal border sectors and offshore sites, Airbus said Tuesday.

Qatar intends to use the border security system to help address illegal immigrant trafficking, terrorism, piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing activities.

Border guards and coast guard personnel will operate the system, which will also be accessible to the country’s navy, air force and land forces.

A training simulation system and tools for documentation management, external agency web portal and user management are scheduled for delivery in the next two years, while the Alternative Joint Operational Center is in the final stages of development.

Airbus will also help install the security system in offshore towers and platforms for border surveillance in the Qatar Exclusive Economical Zone.

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